Get expert help
There are many professionals who can provide practical help with energy efficiency, energy-saving technology and renewable energy. We also work with industry associations to develop energy management programmes for specific sectors.
Building design and construction
Green Star NZ accredited professionals are trained to advise on energy efficient building design and construction. The New Zealand Green Building Council website (NZGBC) maintains a directory of accredited professionals, including architects, engineers and project managers.
New Zealand Green Business Council
Compressed air systems auditors
A compressed air system (CAS) audit by an independently Accredited CAS Auditor will identify opportunities for electricity cost savings and recommend cost-effective savings measures. Find contact details for Accredited CAS Auditors through the Energy Management Association of New Zealand (EMANZ).
EnergyMasters Compressed Air Specialist - EMANZ
EcoSmart electricians are trained in energy efficient products, technology and installation. Find an EcoSmart electrician near you on the ECANZ website.
Electrical Contractors Association of New Zealand (ECANZ)
Refrigeration, heating and air conditioning
Contact the Institute of Refrigeration, Heating & Air Conditioning Engineers (IRHACE) to find an accredited engineer near you who can advise on energy efficient refrigeration, heating and air conditioning.
Institute of Refrigeration, Heating & Air Conditioning Engineers (IRHACE)
Sustainable business advice
Sustainable Business Network (SBN) members can access the Ask an Expert Advice Line to improve sustainability performance in all areas, including energy use.
Sustainable Business Network
Energy Masters are energy management experts, trained and accredited by the Energy Management Association of New Zealand (EMANZ).
Find an energy specialist - EMANZ website
Case studies from the field - EMANZ website
Choosing cars, vans and utes vehicles
Visit the RightCar website to compare safety ratings of different vehicles.
Print your vehicle’s fuel economy label.
Vehicle fuel economy labels - EECA website
The Sustainable Business Network's Greenfleet programme offers a range of resources including a procurement tool.
Sustainable Business Network's Greenfleet
Choosing buses and trucks vehicles
The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) provides a guide to selecting fuel efficient heavy vehicles.
Guide to selecting fuel efficient heavy vehicles - NZTA
Driver education and training
The Ministry of Transport provide the SAFED NZ programme for truck and bus drivers, covering safe and fuel-efficient driving. Email the ministry for more information at:
Workplace travel planning
The New Zealand Transport Agency provides guidance on workplace travel planning.
Bioenergy & wood energy
The Bioenergy Association of NZ (BANZ) can provide you with a list of bioenergy professionals in New Zealand.
Bioenergy Association of NZ (BANZ)
The New Zealand Wood website provides information about New Zealand-grown wood and its uses.
New Zealand Wood website
The Solid Wood Innovations (SWI), is a research consortium of twenty-six companies, and will support members to improve efficiency in wood processing.
Solid Wood Innovations
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has statistics, publications and research on bioenergy use.
International Energy Agency (IEA)
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) provide information about New Zealand’s greenhouse gas footprinting programme.
Ministry for Primary Industries
Crown Research Institute Scion has in-depth research and information about bioenergy in New Zealand.
Small scale sustainable electricity
The Sustainable Electricity Association New Zealand (SEANZ) maintains a business directory of specialists who can assist with design and installation of small-scale renewable energy projects - including solar, wind and hydro.
Sustainable Electricity Association New Zealand (SEANZ)
To find experts in wind energy installation or consulting, visit the New Zealand Wind Energy Association's member directory. The site includes a wind energy calculator and fact sheets.
New Zealand Wind Energy Association member directory
Aggregates and quarries
The Aggregate and Quarry Association of New Zealand has developed a best practice energy programme for the industry including discounted audits and training.
Best practice energy programme - Aggregate and Quarry Association of New Zealand website
Building and Construction
The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment provides updates on the new energy efficiency requirements for building work.
Energy efficiency - Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
Plastics New Zealand has developed a best practice energy programme in collaboration with EECA for businesses involved in the plastics industry. The programme includes audits, mentoring and training, find out more about the plastics energy efficiency programme.
Best practice energy programme - Plastics New Zealand website
Tourism and hospitality
The Ministry of Tourism publishes sustainable business guides for the sector.
Sustainable business guides - Ministry of Tourism website